Holy Cross and St Mary

Prayer: An Encounter with God. An Enterprise with God. An Engagement with the world.

On this page you will find resources to encourage and enable us to pray.
1. The Kingdom Come: The Archbishop of Canterbury’s call to prayer.
2. Try Praying: Resources for those who struggle with prayer
3. 24/7 Prayer Resources: “24/7 Prayer”
. A Link to “Daily Prayer” on the Church of England website

Download the “Try Praying” Resources at the bottom of this page

The Archbishop of Canterbury is encouraging Christians of all denominations to #Pledge2Pray as part of global prayer movement Thy Kingdom Come.Last year more than 100,000 people joined with the Archbishops of Canterbury and York to pray in the 10 days between Ascension and Pentecost.This year, even more are expected to join in. Click the link to find “The Kingdom Come” Prayer resources: The Kingdom come

See Archbishop Justin’s call to prayer:


Try Praying:

Many people pray who would not consider themselves religious. ‘Trypraying’ is written for them. It’s in accessible language and is a simple challenge to try praying for 7 days and see what happens. It has short information articles and stories of answers to prayer. There are things to do each day as well as a short prayer to pray.

It’s not a preach; but it does help people open their lives to their maker and find his influence and truth. Significantly it has the good news of Jesus explained throughout the seven days and anyone who works their way through the booklet runs the risk of becoming a Christian.

It’s a resource for churches, Christian organisations, or anyone who wants to share their faith with a friend, neighbour or family member.

Trypraying is also a statement: a logo with the potential to start people on a journey – or at least to start a conversation. Across the UK, churches in various towns and cities have come together to display it on buses and banners and billboards, resulting in some amazing stories.